I have written this for KeyChest (https://keychest.net) users and some encouraged me to re-post. If you want to start a company, you may find a few lessons in it. If you like what I’m trying to build or even want to help, let me know – dan (at) keychest.net
The WINES Infrastructure project deployed wireless sensor networks to monitor large bridges (Humber bridge), tunnels (London Underground), and water systems. Our task in the project was to perform a detailed analysis of security issues in existing hardware and software platforms for wireless sensor networks.
The main problem with smart cards is lack of secure display and keyboard that would allow users to verify data sent to the smart card from their computer. Malware on the computer may then alter the data and, for example, change the recipient of a bank transfer.
Mandating use of HTTPS / SSL certainly seems to have something in common with security certifications like FIPS140-2 or Common Criteria. Very few understand how it really helps, how complex it is but many already know how costly it can be.